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It’s that time again; the time around my birthday and the closeness of a new year that I tell myself I am going to start work on my novel. But don’t look for any book-signings in the near future. I have been telling myself the same thing for probably 50 years.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, marked the 130th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and the Supreme Allied Commander of European forces in World War II.

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It was straight out of a Charlie Daniels song.

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Sure, 2020 has been a crazy year, but at least we don’t have Hogzilla. It weighed 1,000 pounds, stretched out to 12 feet long, was smarter than any other domesticated animal, and was one of the most aggressive animals in the wild — Hogzilla, the terror of South Georgia.

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October is Clergy Appreciation Month. I have a few misgivings about sharing this information. I don’t want to be seen tootin’ my own horn. But who better to tell you about pastors than someone who has an inside scoop?

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Ben Wheatley isn’t known for conventional, middle-of-the-road filmmaking, so in a weird way, it’s fitting that his most audience-friendly movie is a story about a new marriage full of secrets, death, and a potentially haunted palatial estate. With this new film, he’s also adapting a beloved …

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Depending on how I look at it, this week is one to celebrate. Even this strange year of 2020, with everything that has happened, has had its good points here and there.

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It did not take long for President Trump to nominate a fine candidate to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

With the presidential election only about three weeks away, COVID-19 remains the primary issue in the United States, with more than 7.5 million cases and 211,000 deaths. Not only is the disease still running rampant in the country, the White House has now become a hotbed for the virus.

When I was four, as I recall it, I told my first story. Not a lie, mind you. But a story of importance.

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Ding! The sound of the vote counting machine rings through the cluttered garage after I help a woman insert her ballot. I watch as she lifts her son so he can take an “I Voted” sticker, but he eagerly grabs half the pile, like they are pieces of candy.

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It’s been a while since I have caught a fish. It’s been a long time since I have been fishing. Maybe that explains why it’s been so long since I caught one.

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Whenever my late grandmother had visitors at the nursing home, she saw it as a chance to go outside and get some fresh air. I was amazed each time we visited by the number of birds that were in the courtyard. I don’t think there were more birds there than any other place; it’s just that my g…

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In recent years, I have noticed that I generally respond differently to challenges and difficult situations that life brings forth. I have learned (the hard way at times) that God is in control of our lives and wants for us to build a personal relationship with Him according to His will for us.

Political debates became a part of the American scene back in 1858 with the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the newly-formed Republican Party and was a candidate for U.S. Senate, opposed by incumbent Illinois Democratic Sen. Stephen Douglas.